After several weeks of prayer and contemplation, I decided to take my publishing rights back from AMG Publishers for Dragons in our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Children of the Bard, Tales of Starlight, and I Know Why the Angels Dance.
This announcement is effective immediately.
Because of changes at AMG Publishing, it became clear that it would be better for my readers, my books, and my writing career to make the transition.
I purchased all of AMG’s remaining inventory of my titles, and I will work with my distribution partners to ensure that the books will be available in current retail outlets without interruption. They will have new ISBNs (book identification numbers) on an affixed, back-cover sticker, and they will be associated with Scrub Jay Journeys, my self-publishing company.
When any title sells out from this inventory, I plan to republish it with the new ISBN, the Scrub Jay Journeys logo, and a cover similar to the original in order to maintain familiarity while having enough differences to show that it is a new edition by a new publisher..
If you have any questions, please comment or send me an email.
I don’t know whether you are happy about this change or not, so part of me is unsure of how to react. But I think this can be a very positive thing, since you will have more freedom with DIOM. I’m glad you were able to get the rights back and will be able to keep the series in bookstores 🙂
The transition will be difficult, but I think it will be great in the long run.
That’s good 🙂 I’m glad we live in a day and age where this sort of thing is actually viable.
Since most of your readers are writers planning to publish someday, would you be willing to elaborate on what kinds of changes made you take this action?
AMG Publishers dismissed all of their publishing-specific personnel, including sales, project management, and editing. I decided that they were no longer an effective publisher and could not properly exploit my publishing rights.
Thank you for the answer. 🙂
So why are you doing this? Are you going to rewrite them a little bit? Or just republishing them with a new publisher?
As I wrote in the post, because of changes at AMG Publishing, it became clear that it would be better for my readers, my books, and my writing career to make the transition.
I might make some minor corrections. My current plan is to publish them through my Scrub Jay Journeys company.
Big decision, Mr. Davis, but I know it’s for the best. Best wishes in this transitional time.
Wow. That’s huge. But I’m really excited to see how this turns out for you! Prayers and best wishes!!